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Rose Tree Museum and Books

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Beautiful Rose tree

The museum was once a home. The story of the Rose tree is the most fascinating part of the museum... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jarrod C
Best $5

This was the hidden gem of Tombstone. You can’t see anything from the outsides but once you enter... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Famous for having the world's largest rose bush, this former residence has been turned into a museum.
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Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, Tombstone, AZ 85638
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum was once a home. The story of the Rose tree is the most fascinating part of the museum. There are rooms filled with objects from that time that give you good insight into daily life and the obstacles they faced. The inner courtyard...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jarrod C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the hidden gem of Tombstone. You can’t see anything from the outsides but once you enter the courtyard, holy, the rose tree is a sight that will amaze you. There’s plenty of information about the bush and the family that originally planted it....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history of the Lady Banksia rose tree is very interesting. It is indeed massive. We visited unfortunately when it was not blooming. There is a write-up about the tree but no audio, plaquards, etc. While the entrance fee to the museum is modest at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathryn K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's cash only, five bucks and has some interesting antiques inside and some history. There really is a huge rose bush but it wasn't blooming as it is winter. We had a "Rose" with it so that was our reason for seeing it. One could...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

This museum really makes you think about what it meant to live in Tombstone. It's out of the way now, but back then probably desolate. The exhibits are thoughtfully put together, the rose tree is amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

It's a nice little museum. The main attraction is the giant Rose Tree. It really is a must see. To think that a small clipping that was sent from England would grow into this huge tree and last for almost 150 years is amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sheryl C
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Fun to see the largest rose bush. The museum is interesting with lots of cool stuff. It is still owned by the family who shared fun family stories.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jola O
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

The rose story was very interesting. We were able to see a few blooms on the rose canopy. It would be nice to see in full bloom. There is a museum in the home and the rose tree is located in the back yard.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Debbi H
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

My teenaged daughter and I visited the museum on August 8th during our trip to Tombstone with my husband. The size of the rose bush is simply mind boggling! It wasn’t in bloom when we visited, but was still such an incredible site to see!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LoraL1
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Worth the small admission cost to view the rose bush and especially to see the interesting items in the museum. Unfortunately when we visited the rose bush wasn't in bloom; would imagine it would be spectacular then. However the museum has a lot of items...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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March 11, 2017|
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Response from Jeanne N | Property representative |
The cost of the museum is $5 for adults, children under 14 are free as long as they are accompanied by an adult. The tree is currently in bloom, and the museum is open 9 am to 5 pm daily. The annual Rose Festival, April... More
August 23, 2015|
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Response from brenirish | Reviewed this property |
We were there in March and it was in bloom.
June 4, 2015|
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Response from brenirish | Reviewed this property |
As told to us on our visit. The young Mary missed her home so her parents sent her the rose tree as a comfort.